After proving a class apart from his rivals in making a winning debut for new connections in the featured Grade Three Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle in very testing conditions at Powerstown Park, Chris’s Dream earned his ticket to next month’s Cheltenham Festival for a tilt at the Albert Bartlett.
Wed, 21 Feb, 2018
The Paul Kiely-trained Inchiquin High is developing into a competent point-to-point performer and the seven-year-old supplemented last month’s Killeagh success by landing a cracking mares’ winners of two at yesterday’s well-attended Knockanard fixture, run under the auspices of the Avondhu Foxhounds.
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016
All roads led to Conna yesterday for the annual Tallow point-to-point meeting and Mulcahys Hill lit up the meeting by posting a scintillating frontrunning performance for the in-form Martin Hassett stable to claim victory in the four-year-old maiden.
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Mon, 23 Nov, 2015
It was a red-letter occasion for 20-year-old Johnny Hurley at yesterday’s Avondhu Foxhounds point-to-point fixture at Knockanard for he rode his first winner aboard Jimmy Mangan’s Gabrielleamee in the closing six-year-old and upwards mares’ maiden.
Mon, 16 Feb, 2015
Mesmerising. That’s really the only way that one could justifiably describe the performance of the Michael Winters-trained For Carmel at yesterday’s well-attended Muskerry Foxhounds point-to-point fixture on Jack Murphy’s farm at Aghabullogue as the towering bay hardly broke sweat on his initial career outing in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 12 Jan, 2015
The Hollinwell is developing into one of the very best point-to-pointers on the circuit and the British-bred recorded his fourth success of the season by destroying the opposition with his owner/trainer Eugene O’Sullivan’s 17-year-old son Eoin in the open lightweight at yesterday’s Duhallow Foxhounds Kildorrery fixture at Rockmills Stud.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
The Denis Prendergast-trained newcomer Free Expression lit up yesterday’s Kanturk-Duhallow point-to-point at Dromahane by posting a terrific stamina-laden performance with Kevin Power to win a vintage second division of the four-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2013
It may have well happened that those in attendance at yesterday’s Muskerry Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Birch Hill witnessed the successful debut of a potential top-notch performer for Eugene O’Sullivan’s Shanahan’s Turn left many racegoers searching for previously unused superlatives following his stunning victory in the first division of the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Tue, 07 May, 2013
On a miserably wet afternoon for all concerned, the Pat Doyle-trained Serious Mixture lit up yesterday’s Kilkenny Foxhounds point-to-point meeting at Grennan Castle outside Thomastown by recording a gallant pillar-to-post success in a competitive first division of the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2012
Kilavullen-based owner/trainer TJ Nagle appears to have an outstanding prospect on his hands in the form of Just A Par as the son of the Grand Lodge-sired stallion Island House destroyed the opposition under Richard O’Dea in the five-year-old geldings’ maiden at yesterday’s well-attended Galway Hunt point-to-point fixture at Dartfield outside Loughrea.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2012
The North Kerry Harriers staged their annual Ballybunion point-to-point fixture on Saturday evening and Carrigtwohill owner/trainer Don Browne’s Cloneen Storm (11/10) lit up the seven-race session for many by registering a gallant front-running success under a well-judged ride from James Hannon in the open lightweight.
Mon, 28 May, 2012
The Robert Tyner-trained Embracing Change is virtually unbeatable at Dromahane and the seven-year-old recorded his fifth victory at the popular north Cork venue at yesterday’s Kanturk – Duhallow meeting by destroying the opposition in a vintage renewal of the open.
Mon, 21 May, 2012
Ground conditions were extremely demanding at yesterday’s Pigeon Hill & Carrigtwohill point-to-point fixture, but Croom-based civil engineer Fergus O’Connor was still the happiest individual at the Clyduff venue as he recorded his fourth career success by guiding his wife Irene Walsh’s Pocket Reader (10/1) to a popular success in the Winners’ Of One.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012